Landing Press, 2016
A girl carries a tray of eggs on her fingertips, a man plays a cello in a field, a woman buys a carpet sweeper – these moments of everyday life are deceptively simple.
Underneath, something else is going on – a sense of mystery, an awareness of impending death, a wry view of human nature.
Some of these poems tell a story, some offer an insight, some offer a moment of lyrical beauty.
Together, they invite the reader to pause, and pay attention.
The introduction to the collection is an invitation to those who aren’t keen poetry readers to find some new ways to think about (and perhaps even enjoy!) a poem or two.Read the introduction to Keel & Drift here.
Keel & Drift is Adrienne’s third collection of poetry. It features in the New Zealand Herald Best books of the year, 2016, and in Best New Zealand Poems 2016.
Adrienne’s poems engage fully with the world – friends, family, workmates, love, death, inequity. That’s a big hand. But when I think them, I hear the finesse of the lone kayaker who appears in a couple. Because that’s how they observe, challenge and love the world. With finesse. – James Brown
Everyday experiences transform into singular miracles. – Siobhan Harvey, in NZ Herald Best books of the year, 2016. NZ Herald review Keel and Drift
…a shimmering sense of a bigger picture going on…Harry Ricketts, Radio NZ Review
Landing Press is a small cooperative press based in Wellington. Keel and Drift is its first book. It will focus mainly, but not entirely, on poetry.